UPDATE: THR is giving a conflicting report, stating that Mariah Carey will actually be playing Gotham’s mayor, not Commissioner Gordon. No word yet on which report is correct, but considering how familiar audiences are with the character of Gordon, it would make more sense if they cast a male actor.
Looks like that Lego Batman Movie, the DC-oriented spinoff of The Lego Movie, is going to put an interesting spin on the iconic character of Police Commissioner James Gordon. For this kid-friendly caper, the production has swapped the gender of the good ol’ Commish, and we now know who will be voicing the character. It sounds like Gordon’s going to have a hell of a set of pipes, because she’ll be voiced by Mariah Carey.
The multi-platinum recording artist has apparently signed on to bring Commission Gordon to life. No word yet on whether we should expect Gordon to sing in the movie, but I suppose it’s now not out of the realm of possibility since they’ve hired a woman with one of the most recognizable singing voices in the last 25 years.
Carey is joining a cast that includes Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Zach Galifianakis.
What do you make of this unique casting decision?